TrendLabs - Malware BlogDespite the presence of the legitimate Google Play app store, cybercriminals are still hooking users by distributing malicious Android games themselves. Now, they’re taking advantage of a list of best-selling Android games. As before, the criminals have created .RU domains for each Android game they’re (supposedly) distributing. Links to these domains will spread via forum [...]
Sophos - Naked SecurityA summary from the first panel session of Black Hat 2012 where infosec luminaries Jeff Moss, Adam Shostack, Bruce Schneier and Marcus Ranum tackled the role of government in securing the internet.
TrendLabs - Malware BlogThe much-anticipated 2012 London Olympics is set to kick off this Friday. As the event draws nearer, we expect to see online attacks riding on different Olympics-related activities. Sure enough, we saw this interesting Facebook wall post regarding the said event: The site, hosted on the domain liveolympictickets(dot)com, appears to offer tickets for sale. Moreover, [...]
TrendLabs - Malware BlogOver time, attackers continuously update their tactics to respond to security experts’ countermeasures. In a constant game of cat and mouse, attackers shifted tactics using several notable tools and techniques alongside the usual. The security roundup for the second quarter presents key highlights and developing trends in the security landscape. Trend Micro research in the second [...]
Sophos - Naked SecurityHave you received a traffic ticket from New York cops?
Or are you actually a target for a spammed-out malware attack?
Sophos - Naked SecurityIt's jail for a 21-year-old Californian man who tricked female victims into taking their spyware-infected laptops into the shower with them.
Thousands of secretly-taken still images and videos were found on Trevor Harwell's computer.
Sophos - Naked SecurityMalware has hit the iOS App Store! But don't panic; it won't harm your iPhone or iPad - it's Windows malware.
Yes, you did hear that right.
Sophos - Naked SecuritySophosLabs recently received a intriguing Mac malware sample, variously known as Crisis and Morcut.
Its appearance so close to the release of Mountain Lion is almost certainly a coincidence - but nevertheless a timely reminder about security if you plan to rush out to get a Mac when the new OS drops later today!
Sophos - Naked SecurityCybercriminals are attempting to infect computers around the world, disguising their attack as an email claiming to come a scanner in your office.
Man who spied on cheating wife's email has charges against him dropped (because she was snooping back)Sophos - Naked SecurityWould you ever snoop on your spouse's email?
When Leon Walker began to read his wife's email, he confirmed she was having an affair. But that was only the start of the trouble he found himself in..
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.